Britain’s best car for towing revealed

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The Volkswagen Passat will be crowned the best car for towing at the Tow Car Awards 2015

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The Volkswagen Passat has been named the best car for towing in 2015, emerging as the winner at the Tow Car Awards.

The estate was named the overall winner at the awards, which are run by the team of experts at our sister publications What Car? as well as Practical Caravan in conduction with The Caravanning Club.

There were eight categories in all, with the all 5 main classes divided by the cars’ kerbweight. The some other three awards honoured the best petrol tow car, the best ultralight tow car as well as the Green Award.

The full list of winners was as follows:

Up to 1400kg: Skoda Octavia Hatch 2.0 TDI CR 150PS SE Business

1400 to 1549kg: Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI BMT 150PS SE Business DSG

1550 to 1699kg: Mazda CX-5 2.2D 175PS AWD Sport Nav

1700 to 1899kg: Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 BiTDI SCR BMT 240PS 4Motion GT DSG

1900kg+: Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 SE Tech

Green Award: Volvo V40 Cross Country D4 Lux Nav Geartronic

Best Petrol Tow Car: Ford Mondeo 1.5T EcoBoost 160PS Titanium 5dr

Best Ultralight Tow Car: Citroën C4 Cactus BlueHDi 100 Feel

Overall Winner: Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI BMT 150PS SE Business DSG

The assessment process featured a series of tests, with high-speed stability, hill starts on a one in six gradient, emergency stops as well as lane improvements all included. Each car was matched using a caravan or a lightweight trailer weighted up to the any’s maximum towing limit.

This particular was the third year in which a Volkswagen Passat has taken the award, having previously taken the top prize in 2007 as well as 2011.

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